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Wednesday, March 31. 2021
CNN analyst Asha Rangappa wants gov’t to punish all the ‘goobers’ who still believe in stuff like ‘individual ‘freedom” during the pandemic
CDC Director: Our Data Shows Vaccinated People Don’t Carry COVID
Virtual school resulted in ‘significant’ academic learning loss, study finds
Therapy via Text Message
For The First Time Ever, Less Than Half Of Americans Are Members Of Churches, Synagogues, Or Mosques
Schools gone woke: a view from America. In a warning to teachers around the world, one American teacher opens up about the invasion of woke orthodoxy in the education sector
Trump Education official asks Biden lawyers to strike down college programs that exclude men, whites
Defending free speech is now racist
As Democrats Claim Voter ID Is Racist, New Poll Shows Nearly 70% of Blacks Support It
BIDEN HITS THE DISHONESTY JACKPOT WITH CLAIMS ABOUT GEORGIA VOTING LAW
After Sixty Days Biden Is Drifting Into Surrealism
Rich and Entitled Allies Don’t Need US Support. Why should we protect stable allies who won’t protect themselves?
Nobody believes China
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re "It's racist."
An effective strategy when your idea/policy can't stand on its own merits and you want to preclude any opposition.
I wonder if the best way to counter the practice of woke-ology is avoid trying to debate with critical thinking and simply insist, in a 'caring' way, that the woke-ologist complies in practice with their own spoken demands. Turn the projection around; Allow them to use only services and goods coming from woke-accredited sources. No shopping for the best doctor or dentist, for example - only the best woke health care will suffice. No creature comforts or pursuit of personal interests - that's racist. Make the woke person in your life justify everything through that lens. Ask lots of questions. Demand proof, especially if you're expected to support it. But don't try to use reason. Demand honest emotion and sacrifice, and pick apart and dismiss fake 'feelings'.
Re: Georgia voting law.
The law is to guarantee the integrity of elections.
Naturally, Leftists are opposed to this.
"Do you happen to be a member of a church, synagogue or a mosque?"
A question that provides a statistic that can mean anything or nothing. A more informative survey would ask "What is your religion and are you a member of a church/synagogue/mosque (according to the first response)?"
Further, I'd break down Christian responses into identifying whether the respondent is Catholic, Orthodox or of a Protestant denomination.
The statistics would be much more meaningful this way.
I would be completely unsurprised if such a survey revealed that a) most Muslims still attend mosque and b) far more Protestants than Catholics do not attend church.
I’m convinced that CNN exists to give people on the Right stress induced illness. I watch it in China and in airport bars if they don’t have ESPN on. I don’t know anyone who admits watching it in a non forced environment and their ratings seem to reflect this.
Interesting that so-called libertarians focus exclusively on their individual "freedom" but never on the costs of the negative externalities of their "freedom."
While Rangappa is inarticulate and mostly wrong about the particular issues she's talking about, she is right in another way that libertarians and most internet conservatives rarely seem to grasp.
Every individual right guaranteed by the federal or state constitutions (bet you didn't know that states have constitutions) is always balanced against other individual rights, public or national interests. Squawk about that all you want, but in the real world it is true. Constitutional law struggles with where the fulcrum lies on that balance. It is usually weighted against government interference, but not always.
"bet you didn't know that states have constitutions"
You couldn't be more arrogant and condescending if you tried.
Sure I could. Thanks for the challenge.
Tell the truth, did you know your state had a constitution? Because sure as shi'ite you don't know what its relationship is with the federal one.
Always mention the top person's name.
For CNN it's Jeff Zucker.
I believe that years from now we will look back on the events of the last 5 years or so with a totally different awareness of what happened. The constant attacks on the Trump presidency, BLM, Antifa, the riots, SPLC, the stolen election, Covid and it’s impact on our economy, our corrupt MSM, FBI and DOJ, destroying our military, and much more. I think eventually it will be exposed that China influence and money is behind all of these things. China has embedded spies in our universities, government, activists groups and our military. They aren’t simply trying to get a leg up by learning trade secrets. They are at war with us and I believe a shooting war is eminent. I think they will start it with an attack on Taiwan. Because we have committed to some level of protection to Taiwan we will try to intervene. China will respond taking out an entire U.S. carrier group. It will escalate quickly from there.
We are being played and some of the Democrats are aware of China’s influence and in fact on
Amazing how nothing ever became of the two prominent politicians that had interaction with Chinese spies. Dianne Feinstein: Twenty years was it? Her Chinese spy driver. Eric Swalwell and Fang Fang. Swalwell still sits on the Intelligence Committee! Hunter Biden and the Big Guy; who knows what mischief was going on there.
Or perhaps tried for committing a hate crime against an Asian.
"Virtual school resulted in ‘significant’ academic learning loss, study finds." No surprise to many parents and grandparents. It's the rare primary school student who is really able to do on-line learning, even with really good teachers. And for the kids who aren't the most academic, it can be a disaster. We're really, really grateful our province re-opened the schools back in the fall and has kept them open.